Architecture Around Us: Scriba Mansion, Troy Hill


Hidden in a wooded glade on Troy Hill stands a nearly 150-year-old house that, if its walls could talk, would probably speak in German. The Scriba mansion and the secluded lane, dwindling to a footpath, that leads to it are both named after Victor Scriba, who published the first German newspaper west of the Alleghenies in the 19th century. He and his brother-in-law would reshape the hilltop, literally and linguistically.
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